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2011-03-04 16:29:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: PAMP) ("Pampa" or the "Company") informs that today Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. ("Edenor") accepted an offer for no consideration from Pampa to designate Edenor as the buyer under certain agreements entered into by Pampa with a group of subsidiaries of AEI (the "Sellers") - agreements that were informed at the appropriate time through a relevant event...

2011-03-02 15:26:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: PAMP) ("Pampa" or the "Company") informs in relation to Central Termica Loma de la Lata ("CTLL") that Isolux Corsan Argentina S.A. and Tecna Estudios y Proyectos de Ingenieria S.A. - Union Transitoria de Empresas (the "UTE") has informed us that the corrections to the technical problems detected in the Steam Turbine unit, which composes part of CTLL's installed capacity...

2011-02-18 09:32:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: PAMP) ("Pampa" or the "Company"), informs that due to some technical faults detected in the Steam Turbine unit, which composes part of Central Termica Loma de la Lata S.A.'s installed capacity expansion project, the commissioning for the commercialization of the combined cycle has been postponed. While neither the necessary studies to determine the precise causes of the...

2010-08-05 21:38:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: PAMP) ("Pampa" or the "Company") announces that, through its subsidiaries Petrolera Pampa S.A. and Central Termica Loma de la Lata S.A. ("Loma de la Lata"), it has executed a letter of intent with Apache Energia Argentina S.R.L. ("Apache") to jointly engage in the development and exploitation of non conventional gas reservoirs, and an irrevocable bid for the purchase of...

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2010-08-04 10:45:00

Prairie dogs, once abundant in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains, have been decimated in recent decades by plague "“ a virulent bacterial disease spread by fleas. Plague outbreaks periodically sweep through large prairie dog towns with thousands of inhabitants, killing virtually the entire population within months. Other prairie dogs move in and build a new colony, which eventually is wiped out when the disease returns. This pattern of re-colonization followed by devastation can...

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2010-02-01 13:05:00

The loss of wetlands in the prairie pothole region of central North America due to a warmer and drier climate will negatively affect millions of waterfowl that depend on the region for food, shelter and raising young, according to research published today in the journal BioScience. The new research shows that the region appears to be much more sensitive to climate warming and drying than previously thought. "The impact to the millions of wetlands that attract countless ducks to these breeding...

2009-11-05 17:05:00

WELLINGTON, Colo., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The endangered black-footed ferrets inhabit prairie dog towns in the western U.S. This rare carnivore feeds on prairie dogs. The prairie dogs are very susceptible to plague and often entire population die-offs in towns occur. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has implemented a ferret breeding program and has been releasing trained, captive ferrets into their formerly native habitat. Unfortunately, plague can sweep through and decimate...

2009-10-19 17:01:00

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; BASE: PAMP) ("Pampa") announces that its subsidiary Central Termica Loma de La Lata ("CTLLL") entered into an agreement with Cammesa (Argentina's Electricity Market Administration Company) to sell part of the net capacity resulting from the expansion project at CTLLL and to sell the corresponding electricity generated that is required by Cammesa (the "Agreement"). CTLLL is expanding its existing natural...

2008-10-10 15:00:15

By DENVER NICKS Tour the Tallgrass Prarie Preserve. tulsaworld.com/photos Colombians visit Pawhuska to learn how to save their own lands. PAWHUSKA -- Two hundred years ago, bison herds of unfathomable immensity thundered across the tallgrass prairie as it stretched uninterrupted throughout central North America. The ecosystem that supported them has nearly disappeared. This month, a group of activists from Colombia visited one of the last vestiges of this landscape, in northern...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

By CHET BROKAW INTERIOR, S.D. -- On the grasslands a few miles from the pinnacles and spires of Badlands National Park, federal wildlife officials have been waging a war since spring to save one of the country's largest colonies of endangered black-footed ferrets. The deadly disease sylvatic plague was discovered in May in a huge prairie dog town in the Conata Basin. The black-tailed prairie dog is the main prey of ferrets, and the disease quickly killed up to a third of the area's 290...


Latest Prairies Reference Libraries

Central forest-grasslands transition
2013-04-19 18:13:27

The Central forest-grasslands transition are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a great area that covers 157,000 square miles from central Illinois through the majority of Missouri, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and into Texas. This region was conventionally a mixture of woodland and tall grass prairie, which as the soil is made up of highly fertile mollisols; most of the region has been transformed to farmland. The rainfall...

Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

2013-04-18 23:10:55

The Texas Blackland Prairies are a temperate grassland ecoregion that is located in Texas that stretches roughly from the Red River in North Texas to San Antonio in the south. This area covers an area of 19,400 square miles, consisting of a main belt of 17,000 square miles and two islands of tall grass prairie grasslands located southeast of the main blackland prairie belt; both the main belt and the islands stretch northeast/southwest. It hosts many different eco-regional organisms....

Semi-arid Pampas
2013-04-18 23:08:40

The Semi-arid Pampas, alternatively known as the Dry Pampas, is a temperate grassland ecoregion located in central Argentina. The Semi-arid Pampas cover an area of 126,000 square miles, including western Buenos Aires Province, southern Cordoba and San Luis Provinces and most of La Pampa Province. The area is, in all, a home to no more than a million people, who normally enjoy some of the nation’s lowest poverty rates. Not dissimilar to the more humid pampas to the east, the area is...

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

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